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Smiling With Hope Pizza earns Business Recognition Program honors

Post Date:07/25/2018 4:50 PM

The City of Reno recognized Smiling With Hope Pizza as its second Business Recognition Program recipient at the July 25, 2018 Reno City Council meeting.

“Congratulations to Smiling With Hope Pizza from all of us at the City of Reno,” Vice Mayor Neoma Jardon said. “Smiling With Hope Pizza is a wonderful Reno business that provides people with disabilities the opportunity to work and learn life skills.”

“Our mission statement is to create hope and meaning in the lives of people with disabilities,” said Walter Gloshinski, owner of Smiling With Hope Pizza. “We are very proud to accept this award.”

Smiling With Hope Pizza, located at 6135 Lakeside Drive Suite 101, currently employs five people with disabilities. These are people who would otherwise have a hard time finding a job due to the challenges they face. At #46, Smiling With Hope Pizza was also named to Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat list for the United States in 2017 and 2018.

The City of Reno launched the Business Recognition Program earlier this year to spotlight local businesses that add to creating a community that people are proud to call home and embody the spirit of the City of Reno.

“Reno businesses are the heart of The Biggest Little City,” Jardon said. “They bolster the economy, provide quality jobs and most importantly, create community and culture. Through the Business Recognition Program, we can give due credit to the remarkable contributions these businesses have given our city.”

The program will celebrate businesses that:

  • are leading the way and selflessly adding to the richness of our city.
  • through their service and dedication, enhance the quality of life of our residents.
  • bring ideas and solutions to issues facing the City of Reno.
  • have the best interest of our community in mind.

Quarterly recognitions will be announced at a regular Reno City Council meeting. For more information, and to nominate a business, visit

Dolan Auto Group was named the inaugural Business Recognition Program recipient at the April 25, 2018 Reno City Council meeting.

Smiling Hope With Pizza staff with Reno City Council

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